Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2003 at 17.05.2003

Tournament Information
Name of Tournament: Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2003
Organiser: SV Eintracht Nordhorn e. V.
Events: Men's Singles, Men's Doubles, Boy's Singles, Boy's Doubles.

Since no separate classes for female players are offered, women and girls may start with the men resp. boys.

Venue: Gymnasium of Frensdorf school; Krefelder Straίe;
48529 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/802834;
If necessary: alternatively or additionally Kreissporthalle 1 at Wilhelm-Raabe-Straίe in Nordhorn.

Format: Singles: Preliminary round in groups of four players each, who play Round Robin, and final round with first and second of each group in knock-out system. If feasible, consolation round for third and fourth of each group in knock-out system.
Doubles: Knock-out system
Games: best of five (11 point games)
Participation: international open tournament
Eligibility: Valid player passport and/or entry on valid players authorization list
Jury: 3 persons from different clubs, who are named on the tournament day
Tables: 12 JOOLA 2000-S;
If necessary: 24 resp. 36 JOOLA 2000-S
Nets: Imperial-Weltmeister
Balls: andro three star white; 40 mm
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 14.00 o'clock.
The doubles competition will start after the end of the preliminary rounds of the singles competition.

Categorization: The age scheme of season 2002/2003 is applied.
There is just one tournament class per age group, in that all players from 1. Bundesliga down to 3. Kreisklasse are allowed to play.
However if there are more than 72 entries for a class, the organiser can make a separation into an advanced class and a beginners class.

Men: born before 01.07.1985
Boys: born after 30.06.1985

Two entries of one person (in men's and boy's class) are not permitted.

Tournament Director: Thorsten Boomhuis, Hoffstr. 13, 48527 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/6075 E-Mail:

Management Committee: Hilmar Heinrichmeyer, Thorsten Boomhuis, Friedrich Gerrietzen
Entries:  Until Thursday, May 15, 2003 (mail arrival) to Thorsten Boomhuis, Hoffstr. 13, 48527 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/6075, E-Mail:

Late entries: Entries, which are not present up to May 15, 2003, are considered as late entries and will cost 2.- € late entry fee per person additionally to the entry fee. Please deliver your late entry per mail or on tournament day until 15 min. before start of tournament to the cash desk. Late entries per telephone are not accepted!

Draw: Friday, May 16, 2003 at 20.00 o'clock in gymnasium of Frensdorf school

Awards:  Prize money (men) and goods vouchers (boys) for the first four players/doubles:

                             1st place  2nd place  3rd place  3rd place
Men's Singles         160.- €        80.- €         40.- €         40.- €
Men's Doubles         80.- €        40.- €         20.- €         20.- €
Boy's Singles            80.- €        40.- €         20.- €         20.- €
Boy's Doubles           40.- €        20.- €         10.- €         10.- €

Entry fee: men:  8 € per player (contains singles and doubles);
boys: 4 € per player (contains singles and doubles).
The entry fee is to be paid until 15 min. before start of tournament at the cash desk.

Accommodation:  Accommodation questions please to Thorsten Boomhuis, Hoffstr. 13, 48527 Nordhorn.

Cafeteria: In the gymnasium warm and cold meals and beverages are offered.

Clothing: Table tennis playing garment is obligation. The gymnasium may be entered only in not-coloring sport shoes.

Laws of the Game: The tournament will be played according to the ITTF Laws (German version; restrictions see below), the Laws of the DTTB and the implementing regulations and the "Rechts- und Disziplinarordnung" of the TTVN.

The ITTF rule A 4.3 (racket coverings) will be changed as follows: A side of the blade used for striking the ball must be covered with ordinary pimpled rubber with pimples outwards having a total thickness including adhesive of not more than 2 mm (no sponge). Long pimples with a relationship between pimple length and pimple diameter (aspect ratio) of more than 0.9 (according to ITTF-list of permitted racket coverings) are not permitted, even if they are used without sponge.

The ITTF rules A 4.6 (red/black) and B 2.1.3 (ITTF permission) are not considered with this tournament.

An exemplary list of racket coverings, which are permitted for the tournament, is on page "Brettchen-Belδge". There we also have a list of long pimples out coverings, which are not permitted because of disregard of above pimples geometry.

Permission: Table Tennis Association of Lower Saxony (TTVN) at March 10, 2003 with permission no. 03/05-06
Date in 2004: not yet fixed